• Telenav Copies Foursquare’s Swarm With New Social App, HopOver

    Telenav Copies Foursquare’s Swarm With New Social App, HopOver

    Telenav’s name tends to be associated with mapping and personal navigation, but today the company is trying its hand at something a little more social with the launch of an iPhone app that lets you see what your friends are up to, and if they’re nearby. The app is called HopOver, as it allows you to invite friends to join you and hang out by creating a “Hop” – aka… Read More

  • With Nexus 9, HTC Could Get A Crack At Making An Android Tablet To Get People Excited

    With Nexus 9, HTC Could Get A Crack At Making An Android Tablet To Get People Excited

    HTC is gearing up production of a Nexus 9 tablet device to showcase the Android operating system, a report from the Wall Street Journal claims. The report follows earlier rumors that this would be the case, and suggests a Nexus 9 from the Taiwanese device maker is almost a lock. But HTC is a strange bedfellow for Google in this case – the OEM swore off tablets altogether back in… Read More

  • Notion’s Connected Sensors Aim To Serve You All Sorts Of Home Alerts

    Notion’s Connected Sensors Aim To Serve You All Sorts Of Home Alerts

    The march of sensors into our homes to furnish and flesh out the concept of the automated ‘smart home’ continues apace, rallied by the advent of device certification programs like Apple’s HomeKit initiative. To that end meet Notion, a smart home-focused hardware startup which is currently in TechStars’ Boulder program and also now raising crowdfunds on Kickstarter to put… Read More

  • Skype Gets An iOS 8-Friendly Update With Interactive Notifications

    Skype Gets An iOS 8-Friendly Update With Interactive Notifications

    Microsoft’s Skype messenger got a major update for iOS 8 today, which includes all-new interactive notifications that take advantage of what Apple has made possible with its latest OS update. The new notifications in Skype let you respond to various activity directly from notices as they appear, including text-based messages, voice and video calls. It makes Skype a much more… Read More

  • Twitter Tests A “TestLab” For Features Before They Roll Out To The Public

    Twitter Tests A “TestLab” For Features Before They Roll Out To The Public

    Twitter, regularly tinkering with the look and features of its news-sharing platform to drive more usage, could be experimenting with yet another way of introducing people to new things that it’s trying out. A new TestLab account has appeared on the service that encourages users to follow it to test out early releases of new features. It has only tweeted once since first appearing… Read More

  • Apple Sells 10 Million iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Devices During Launch Weekend

    Apple Sells 10 Million iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Devices During Launch Weekend

    Apple has officially confirmed a total of 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales during their initial weekend on sale. This is a new record for an iPhone launch, besting the 9 million iPhone 5s and 5c sales from that launch last year, and far outpacing the 5 million new iPhone 5 devices sold back in 2012. Analyst estimates for launch weekend sales ranged from between 7-8 million from… Read More

  • Tilt My Blinds Lets You Retrofit Your Existing Blinds To Make Them Smarter

    Tilt My Blinds Lets You Retrofit Your Existing Blinds To Make Them Smarter

    Tilt My Blinds, which is currently on track to be successfully crowd funded on Kickstarter, offers a clever way to get in on the home automation action by letting you control your blinds’ ’tilt’ mechanism via a smartphone app, dedicated wall switch, or its own built-in light sensor. No longer will you need to get up, walk across the room and awkwardly reach for the cord to let… Read More

  • On-The-Go Freelancers Get A Business Management Tool With PocketSuite

    On-The-Go Freelancers Get A Business Management Tool With PocketSuite

    Calling all photographers; dog trainers and dog walkers; handymen; hair stylists and makeup artists, plumbers and pool boys. Your on-the-go businesses now have access to the same type of management software tools that other, more sedentary, small business owners have been working with for years — thanks to the efforts of PocketSuite founders Yang Fordjindam and and Sam Madden. Read More

  • Two-Factor Authentication Startup Duo Security Raises $12 Million From Benchmark

    Two-Factor Authentication Startup Duo Security Raises $12 Million From Benchmark

    Five-year old startup Duo Security has emerged as a leader in providing secure but easy-to-use two-factor authentication technology to a fast-growing number of enterprise customers. To bolster its growth, the company has raised $12 million in Series B financing from Benchmark, and has added general partner Matt Cohler to its board. Read More

  • Handy Acquires London-Based Home Services Startup Mopp To Quickly Grow Its UK Business

    Handy Acquires London-Based Home Services Startup Mopp To Quickly Grow Its UK Business

    A few months ago, on-demand home services startup Handy opened up its first international office and launched services in London. In an effort to quickly grow its business there, today the company is announcing it’s acquired local competitor Mopp, which also provides home cleaning services in select U.K. markets. Read More